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Winter Storm Safety News Flash

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  • By 301st Fighter Wing Safety Office
  • 301st Fighter Wing

Persevering through this Winter Storm Warning that’s dropped inches of snow across wide swaths of the state, there are some important areas we can review and address through Risk Management as we wait out the weather. Thankfully, the snow forecast will soon be behind us and temperatures are expected to slowly climb above freezing as we move towards the weekend. Wing-wide we will have members commuting both for household necessity and work commitments. Also following the snowfall we still expect sub-freezing temperatures to hang around for the next few days which brings other hazards into play both at home and on the road.  

                Attached is a News Flash covering National Weather Service information specific to the freezing weather we’re all currently experiencing. Please pay particular attention to the Car Emergency Kit advice as we expect members to begin traveling. Emergency blankets, portable phone chargers and food/water can become vital if a member is stranded roadside for any length of time in sub-freezing temperatures. Also note that some states ban the use of tire chains on vehicles, so please review the legality of any equipment prior to use in your state.

                In the event of an emergency please do not hesitate to call 911 and notify emergency services of your specific needs. Stay in contact with your friends and family members, stay warm, and stay safe!

V/r,

Erin B. Bernik, MSgt, USAF

301 FW SEG Safety Specialist

Public Affairs - 817-782-5000